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While we are on the subject of hands,  let’s talk about carrying lumber.

Carrying lumber is generally an awkward experience, at least for me.  I bump into walls, stagger around like a drunk, and basically show off just how weak I am.  And if I’m not wearing  gloves, I just face the fact that splinters are going to set up residence in my hands.


The Gorilla Gripper has been around for a few years, but I felt it was worth mentioning here on FIY simply because it’s such a damn good idea.

Or, to be honest, I like it because it makes skinny guys like me look good. 

See - I’m nowhere near that guy’s build,  but I can do that!  Sorry, I don’t have a picture of me hauling things.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Built of T6 aircraft grade aluminum plates with rubber pads attached for gripping, this unique tool makes it easy to carry drywall, plywood, and other heavy sheets of building material.  The pads self-adjust from 3/8-inch to 1-1/8-inch.

The heavier the material, the harder the grip.  And it’s even got a nice, cushy handle so that us tough guys won’t get a callus.

At $40, the Gorilla Gripper is a smart investment in your manhood.  A lot cheaper than a membership to the gym. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go flex my massive biceps.

by John Barker

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